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Tesla unveils sleek, low-cost battery solution for home and commercial

The Tesla Powerwall home battery.

Powerwall home battery and Powerpack commercial battery unveiled by Elon Musk last night could prove game changing for domestic and business storage.

UK renewable jobs market grows faster than average

Wind and solar installation.

Employment in the solar PV sector grew 3.1% in 2014, stretching its lead as one of the largest employment sectors within the British renewable industry.

Institutional investors increasingly target solar assets

Newcastle, U.K.

The role of institutional investors in renewable energy financing is changing rapidly, institutional investors competing with banks over assets acquisition.

Solairedirect pulls $242m IPO on back of weak interest


Bump in the road result of weak investor confidence in face of absent government subsidy, forcing French developer to postpone IPO.

Yingli granted 15 day extension for 2014 annual report

Yingli production facility.

Leading solar company delays annual financial report by 15 days, asked for more time to prepare and review its consolidated financial statements for the year.

CALSEIA applauds California's new greenhouse gas targets

California state flag.

Order by Governor Brown to impose stricter greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030 receives backing of the California Solar Energy Industries Association.

UK Q1 rush added 1.6 GW of solar, says IHS

Solar plant, U.K.

Unprecedented figures result of decision last year to prematurely end Renewable Obligation scheme, rush propels U.K. to more than 7.5 GW of solar capacity.

Sungevity and Sonnenbatterie strike storage partnership deal


Companies pair up to offer home energy storage to customers in the U.S. and Europe, roll out set to begin in second half of 2015.

China's solar growth facing funding shortfall, reports Reuters

China's Hainan.

Despite global dominance, many Chinese suppliers could struggle to raise finance necessary to meet government’s ambitious solar targets.

Citigroup opens up $200m solar credit line for Kilowatt Financial

Rooftop PV installation.

Solar loan enables Minneapolis-based clean energy group to offer no-money-down rooftop PV packages to homeowners in the U.S.

Solar Frontier to supply Konar Energy's 23 MW pipeline in Turkey

Burdur, Turkey

The Japanese CIS group will provide its modules for five new solar power plants in the country. Konar says Solar Frontier's panels are ideal for Turkey's hot climate.

Costa Rican regulator proposes solar FIT

Costa Rica 1 MW Parque Solar Miravalles

The Central American country's public services authority says the proposed rates of up to $0.1794 per kilowatt hour would allow PV developers to receive sufficient revenue to recover investment and a "reasonable return."

Acces Power to develop 65 MW PV project in Egypt

Aswan region, Egypt

The Dubai-based group is set to contribute to the country's 4.3 GW renewable energy target. In addition to the solar plant in Aswan, which is set to begin construction next year, the company is also in discussions with Egyptian...

SunEdison completes two PV plants in Ontario

SunEdison power plant, Canada

Owned by BluEarth Renewables and Firelight Infrastructure Partners, the solar power plants will provide energy to the Independent Electricity System Operator through a 20-year feed-in-tariff agreement.

Germany approves 25 bids in large-scale PV tender

11.5 MW solar farm, Helbra, Germany

German authorities have described the first round in the pilot tender as a step towards "real competition." A total of 25 bids have been approved after 170 bids were submitted by mid-April.

Chinese PV imports again in SolarWorld's crosshairs

Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands

The German-U.S. PV manufacturer is continuing its crusade against Chinese rivals, calling for an investigation into alleged circumvention of import duties and an extension of the EU's minimum price undertaking. The news follows...

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